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of folks. thank you for starting your day orienting your day with us, we begin with the russia probe and the russia probe review that gets the green light, donald trump ordering the intelligence community to cooperate with william barr's investigation. jillian turned joins us from washington with the democrats reaction and not entirely unexpected what their reaction is. >> the white house put out this memo from the president to his cabinet authorizing attorney general william barr to declassify information related to surveillance investigation of the president's 2016 campaign and the origins of the mueller probe. the memo directs the intel community to cooperate fully with william barr's investigation in terms that heat of the battle between donald trump and the fbi over what he
calls spying on his campaign. the memories the heads of each the partner agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall probably provide such assistance and information as the attorney general may request in connection with that review. the chairman of the house intel committee reacted promptly to the new memo last night tweeting while trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about obstruction of justice trump and william barr conspired weapon i law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies. the cover-up center a new and dangerous phase. this is un-american. the move likely to further anger democrats who for the most part believe william barr's actions to date have protected the president at the expense of the constitution. >> what he is doing is an assault on the constitution of the united states. we can walk and chew gum at the same time. i hope you can too. >> reporter: donald trump insists he is not the problem. >> they have unsuccessfully tried to take down the wrong
person. look at comey, look at mccabe, look at heather nauert he, look at his lover lisa page, talked about the insurance policy in case crooked hillary loses and that didn't work out well for them. heather: the new memo includes declassification of the fisa warrant that authorized surveillance of carter page, surveillance of george papadopoulos and other documents at the heart of the russia investigation. meanwhile the president heads to japan shortly leaving all of this behind in washington for a few days. heather: much more on all of that later. thanks for breaking it down for us. donald trump and nancy pelosi trading insults one day after their failed infrastructure meeting.
>> she is a mess. she said i walked into the room and started screaming and yelling, just the opposite. as far as the group is concerned, where is sarah and kellyanne? what was my temperament yesterday? lou: house speaker questioning the president's sanity. >> pulled a stunt. i truly believe the president has a bag of tricks. i pray for the president of the united states. i wish his family or his administration or staff would have an intervention for the good of the country. heather: even suggested the president take a, quote, leave of absence. the white house deputy press secretary says the only thing democrats comes by focusing on the mueller report is failing the american people. >> this is the russia collusion hoax witchhunt 2.0. they first accused this president of colluding with a foreign power without proof, without evidence and now nancy pelosi is saying the president
is engaged in a cover-up without proof and without evidence and at some point the media has to ask democrats where is the proof? if you have all this proof why are we going through these investigations? it is not the president who is suffering, he is doing well. the american people deserve their elected officials to roll up their sleeves and get to work and democrats refuse to do that. these democrats refuse to do anything in the first 100 plus days of their control and won't work with the president on a single topic. shannon: the president has threatened to stop all legislative work with democrats until their investigations are over. while all of that is happening, right now this is happening. a curfew in place in jefferson city missouri after a violent tornado leaves people digging through the rubble of their destroyed homes. >> within seconds the side of my house was gone. it was a terrifying moment.
heather: the red cross opening three shelters after several twisters tear across the state. governor mike carson touring the damage where a tornado ripped off roofs and leveled homes for 22 minutes. it ended appear in golden city, killing three people. congress is expected to approve a $19.1 billion disaster aid package just one day after it cleared the senate. the package will give money to states impacted by flooding, hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters. no funds will go to border security, we are told. the house is expected to approve the measure before sending it to the president's death. republicans plan to push for border security funding separately. brand-new aid package headed to
america's farms, donald trump announcing a $16 billion bailout for farmers injured by the trade war with china. >> the $16 billion in funds will keep our cherished farms thriving and make clear that no country has the so on america's economic and national security. the 20 the president making the announcement surrounded by farmers and ranchers at the white house. he says more long-term trade agreements with china is the ultimate goal. a record-breaking border crossing, 400 apprehensions in a single day in the del rio sector in texas making it the busiest day for border agents there in ten years. todd pyro has urgent call to congress to close the family unit loophole. we talked a lot about this. >> reporter: the record nobody should be celebrating. check out these staggering numbers from the border, not only those 400 apprehensions you
mentioned monday but also this. in the last 7 months, arrests have increased 200% including 17,000 as part of a family unit or unaccompanied child. those groups showing 750% increase compared to last year. the dhs secretary told laura ingram congress needs to act now. >> a sad state of affairs in politics, and actual crisis, solutions on the table, clarity on what men and women need with support from congress and that's the kind of thing. the administration put solutions on the table the last 3 weeks to manage the crisis, it is our statutory responsibility, human responsibility to take care of them. that is 70% of the crossings the last several days. we need to address that. >> reporter: nancy pelosi and democrats continuing to blame the president.
>> the trump administration has put in conditions for border funding, totally unacceptable. we have not been able to find common ground. we understand our responsibility but what they are doing is not right. >> reporter: this is congress had some for memorial day recess, not expected to return to solve any problems until june. shannon: putting people in danger on both sides of the border including all these children. some other headlines, julian assange is facing 18 charges in the us tied to allegations he published classified government documents with the help of chelsea manning in 2010. the us has until june 11th to make its case for extraditing assange. steel documents in the jussie smollett case to be made public.
they are going to include grand jury testimony with corroborating evidence was a former judge calling for a special prosecutor to look into the case says this was the first step but more needs to be done surrounding kim fox's involvement. >> what are you hiding? who are you helping? and why would you trade your reputation for jussie smollett? heather: charges were dropped against the actor and the alleged hate crime hoax. donald trump and the first lady honor fallen heroes ahead of memorial day, at arlington national cemetery in virginia, placing flags at the graves of american soldiers. they leave for tokyo today for a visit with the japanese prime minister and will spend memorial day with troops at the us naval base. the time is 11 minutes after the
top of the hour. nancy pelosi says the president is involved in a cover-up but he just ordered russian probe documents declassified. our next guest it could mean her party is in big trouble. one city suing to get this american flag down but the ceo of the business flying it says no way. how far he is willing to go to fly old glory. ♪ you and me ♪ america ♪
>> he tried to say this because i said cover-up. we have been saying cover-up for a wild. i wish his family were administration or staff would have an intervention for the good of the country. >> he is a mess. she is not the same person. she has lost it. >> reporter: the president and nancy pelosi trading jabs just hours before the white house announced the declassification
of all documents relating to the surveillance of the trump campaign. democrats insisting the president is involved in a cover-up but how much more transparent can you be. the executive director of look at america and for trump data director, joins us live to talk about this. thank you for joining us. let's just start, how much more transparent can you be? the president saying william barr has permission to declassify any documents related to what happened in 2016 leading up to the election in terms of russia and collusion and what went into the fisa warrant or surveillance of the trump campaign, all of that. >> sunlight is a wonderful disinfectant. if you think of the context, it was the democrats who were so vociferous in opposing the patriot act or supporting the church commission to limit the
potential of spying agencies, intelligence agencies being able to spy on americans for political purposes. this is what has happened here, cheerleading the opportunity to review so people can be held accountable. right now they are so scared of this because they are afraid what it will reveal about the democratic administration spying on american citizens engaged in political activity and the fact they are so terrified makes me think they know how bad this will be and start asking questions of people in the previous administration including folks like front runner joe biden, what did he know and when did he know it? shannon: heather: here is what sarah sanders said about the memorandum which went out last night, the attorney general has been dedicated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation. today's action will help ensure all americans learn the truth about the events that occurred during the last presidential
election and as you were saying not just democrats, everyone should want that to happen because this is something that should not happen in any future election. >> this is something you would think would happen in a soviet country or someplace with a totalitarian government that keeps an eye on their citizens, not the united states. very disturbing, political party and their left-wing allies in the media trying -- condemning the release of this information. they always said this is why we seek limitations on agencies like the fbi and cia but now that something actually happened it is political because it looks like their party leadership is behind it. it is incredibly hypocritical. heather: requesting and wanting all the portions of the mueller report to be unredacted. a step further, putting it all
out there, would this be good enough for them? >> i think when the reports are released you will see how their stories change. what comes out of this report, what comes out of the declassified information assuming it is made public. unlike him asking the mueller report to be declassified and made public so everybody can read it, what is happening is the attorney general will take a look at it and determine whether crimes have been committed. this is the first step in a long process. they are this scared this early, very telling. heather: the ig report supposed to come out in june, that is around the corner. thanks for joining us, appreciate it. the time is 19 minutes after the top of the hour. william barr, senator lindsey graham and mitch mcconnell polishing donald trump's shoes. the latest cover getting major back lash online as you imagine.
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use a little, pay a little. use a lot, just switch to unlimited. get $250 back when you buy a new samsung galaxy. call, visit or click today. heather: the new yorker turning his with his cover depicting the most powerful men in washington polishing the president's shoes. carly shimkus with serious xm 115 year with online reaction and it was swift. >> we haven't talked about one in a while. this cover shows william barr, mitch mcconnell and lindsey
graham polishing the president's shoes to depict them as catering to the president's every whim. social media release these covers in advance so a lot of folks on twitter are talking about them. also on instagram with one person on that platform says there you go, proof of bias, liberal media, 90% negative coverage, four years ago, 24/7, that person didn't like the cover, this is to get user says i would shine his shoes. schumer's and pelosi's too if they would work with the president to help with his agenda to improve the lives of american citizens. and ongoing investigation making the american people the biggest loser because nothing is getting done. heather: people in the midwest suffering through these tornadoes and flooding and that is what is impacting them right now. giving trophies to everyone.
>> ncaa division iii school picked out of its conference because it is too good. the minnesota intercollegiate athletic conference gave the recipe of st. paul's the boot. the conference commissioner said it would have collapsed in a year if the second to the curb at st. thomas's athletic director responded the outcome is sad and disappointing. thomas helped create this division with 6 other schools. they are the largest school in the conference and won 6 titles in 2010. i they being punished for being too good? jeremy says if you can't beat them kick them out of the league so you don't have to solve the problem. another twitter user says guess there is real hope the nfl will kick the patriots out.
they have that long to find a new conference. shannon: it is along the lines of participation trophies and everything happening these days. no competition, you don't want the competition. that is what makes you better. speaking of rising to a level, rising below the level, office is not just for women. carley: the battle over the thermostat, women say they are freezing, men too hot. a new study says cold office temperatures can affect the woman's cognitive and productivity, cognitive ability. the study found men perform better and hotter temperatures, men perform better in cooler temperatures, women in hotter temperatures. folks on social media talking about this, jesse says if only someone would invent a coverage women can place on their bodies to help them keep warm.
this is so me and my husband, i'm always reason, he is always hot. heather: they have these things they can put on your wrist that will make you cooler or warmer. carley: i need that. heather: have a great weekend. the time is 26 minutes after the top of the hour. america first. donald trump making good on that promise with a crackdown on immigrants welfare. the vice president of the heritage foundation joins us next to explain how it will help our economy. "fox and friends" all americans summer concert series kicks off today. that is the important part. gavin the grau is performing live, join us if you're here in new york city. ♪ ♪
heather: look at our headlines. the russia probe review gives the green light, donald trump ordering the intelligence community to cooperate with william barr's investigation into surveillance during the 2016 campaign. the white house says it will, quote, help ensure that all americans learn the truth. democrat congressman adam schiff slamming the move as an attempt to, quote, weapon eyes law enforcement and classified information. in jefferson city, missouri, rubble and debris all over the area after a violent tornado touched down. cleanup starting across the state after twisters tore through several cities. one of them lasted 22 minutes ripping off roofs and leveling homes. expect some traffic this memorial day weekend, 43 million
people will leave on trips, the highest numbers since 2005. 38 million people will hit the roads for the unofficial start to summer, the most ever despite rising gas prices. the trump administration taking steps to crack down on welfare. donald trump signing a memorandum to enforce the 1996 law that forces the sponsors of green card holders to reimburse the government for any financial or medical benefit the immigrant may use. here to weigh in his vice president of foreign-policy, thank you for joining us, we appreciate it. what the president did enforces a 23-year-old law requiring dream cardholders to reimburse the government, 23 years this has been in place and we are going to enforce it now. >> this is a law that was signed by bill clinton and it says
modern us immigration law, if you're coming to the united states, you should not be a public charge and the responsibilities the assessment on the immigrant coming in and the sponsor. there is a requirement in the law that if that immigrant to the public charge and wrong payment the sponsor signs on as having a legal responsibility to reimburse the government for the cost. heather: those costs can be tremendous. 58% of noncitizen households were on at least one welfare program. >> it is important we get this right. part of what makes america a successful immigration nation is immigrants are net positive and we can't have a growing public charge bringing people in and costs us more money to bring in then they are bringing in. but don't worry about that. put them on welfare and they will get a job and pay that
back. when you put people on welfare it creates dependence and they don't contribute to society. we have a problem with their own citizens, why would we amplify that by importing more people and socializing them never to focus on giving back but being in public charge. heather: why do you think the intention is being drawn to this when you say was signed by bill clinton way back in the day? >> two reasons. it does shift the focus where the argument is going in terms of legal immigration reform, people come here legally to a program based on merit. the system people come to america are making a contribution. this is socializing people. it is an important part of the debate but it is good politics for the president. americans don't like the unfairness of bearing a fiscal burden for immigration and the people that support the president are going to see this as a commitment by him to things they are concerned about.
heather: let's talk about this. i want to hear the explanation. maryland jail defending their decision to release these ms 13 killers in spite of an ice detainer. what happened is this murder happens of a 14-year-old girl last week, these two teenagers from el salvador suspected of being ms 13, they were arrested, charged and freed. >> the problem, why didn't they give them to ice? it is true state and local governments don't have to help the us government enforce immigration law. on the other hand, this is a major public safety threat to their community. putting people back in their community, a threat to their community, even people who are illegal aliens don't want that, don't want to be victimized by ms 13.
the issue is working against the interest of their own people in their own communities. the 20 a statement we need to include, a detainer is not a warrant, a simple detainer is a request to hold inmates until ice decides whether they want to come for them or not and prince george's county does not notify ice. even when these teenagers made their victim, 14-year-old girl, strip and beat her with a baseball bat and chopped her with a machete. >> we don't care if we release dangerous people in the community. that is not our problem when they can turn them over to ice and make the community safer. the same with sanctuary cities. it is not protecting illegal immigrants. come here, do your crime here, the chances of getting picked up are less. heather: thanks for joining us, appreciate it. have a good day. some other headlines.
the family of fallen cia officer johnny span killed by the american taliban fighter speaking out about his early release. span's daughter allison slamming the decision after proof the john walker lindh still supported terror groups in prison. >> if he is doing this behind bars, what can we expect when he is free on the streets? justice would have been a life sentence for john walker lindh 18 years ago. that didn't happen. heather: the charges were dropped as part of a plea deal. donald trump issuing this warning. >> we will be watching him, we will be watching him closely. here is a man who has not given up his proclamation of terror. we have to let him out. am i happy about it? not even a little bit. heather: lindh served 17 of his 20 year sentence for convicting terror related crimes following
the september 11th attacks. a british prime minister, theresa may, is expected to resign this morning amid the brexit fallout. today she is meeting with the leader of the conservative party. of may steps down she would still be in office when donald trump visits the uk in a couple weeks. frustrated lawmakers upset over her failure to deliver a brexit deal. the time is 20 minutes until the top of the our. donald trump going to tokyo to meet with prime minister abe. on the agenda silver wrestling and golf. what do they hope to accomplish? national security analyst rebecca grant says this bonding session is about military trade in north korea and she joins us to discuss next. what makes you a proud american. instagram, twitter and facebook, we air them during the show on memorial day.
>> 3, 2, one, 0, ignition, liftoff. >> space x launching 60 satellites into orbit overnight, the falcon 9 rocket taking off from cape canaveral, florida, lighting up the night sky. space x helps to lunch 12,000 satellites in the next few years to bring internet around the world. donald trump back on earth in tokyo today will meet with prime minister abe as trade war tensions rise with china, denuclearization talks with north korea have stalled. here to slain why the visit is
crucial is international relations expert doctor rebecca grant who we always love having with us. let's take a look at his agenda. the new emperor, banquet, golf with shinzo abe. a sumo tournament but i don't think he is participating in. he will also visit a warship. what are the important things he needs to tackle. >> trump and abe will show the tight us-japan alliance. a visit designed to give them a lot of time to bond and a big honor for donald trump, the first state visit since emperor naruhito took over behind-the-scenes. military cooperation, dealing tough against china and the bilateral us-japan trade talks on the agenda.
heather: what do we have in mind as far as bilateral trade talks? >> this began several months ago and going well but japan is our fourth-largest trading partner and we have a deficit with japan mostly in automobile so the goal is for trump and abe to make progress in a bilateral trade agreement. the us is not part of the transpacific partnership. we are hoping to see progress toward a good bilateral agreement, not going to get it done meaning they are hoping to make progress. heather: the president made clear he is happy with japan's $68 billion trade surplus with the us so no doubt they are watching what is happening with china. >> they are and what they see, they see that trump wants to make deals but they have to be the right deals which means more market access and specific differences and changes in very
specific commodities but the difference was japan is things are going generally well in japan is one of our best allies in the world period so this is a good place and we expect to see good progress in this trade deal. heather: the relationship between donald trump and shinzo abe, one of the first people the president met with after becoming president, he came tomorrow lago and that going for negotiations a talk about north korea. what do you expect to happen on that front? >> they will be talking about it. abe offered to do some negotiating, japan is close to north korea. when north korea fires missile they often go to japan. they are putting their heads together and seeing where things may go next. trump may bounce ideas off of him. the doors open with north korea
but right now progress is very very slow. this will give trump extra ideas what to do next. keeping that tight important japan us military alliance. heather: any other topics? any other things you see? >> trump is scheduled to visit japan's newest aircraft carrier to carry the jayme closs 5, that is a sign how much abe wants japan's military forces to have a bigger role in the pacific and that is good for us security as well as japan. heather: have a great weekend. goodbye. the time is 15 minutes until the top of the hour. imagine how different life would be if you could read someone's mind. the tech company that is trying to make that a reality real and
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camping world for violating a city ordinance. the comedy got a permit for 45-25 flag but it is actually 40-80 so the city find him $50 a day totaling $10,000 retroactively since october when it all went down and they filed an injunction to take the flag down. if the court grants that injunction he will be in contempt of court which means jail time but he won't budget. >> we have 14,000 employees and several million customers and i have a fiduciary responsibility to follow very act as well and everybody is saying we are not taking this flag down. if you go to jail we will visit you but we are not taking the flag down. >> reporter: the company has been flying the flag over 180 feet per year. he is ready for the long fight.
we ask if you think they should take the flag down. your response and overwhelming know. dan on twitter says they should leave it up. they need to learn what being patriotic really means. chad on facebook so slide and fly it proud. on instagram, one user saying you should be permitted to on the country's flag any way and anywhere you like. heather: i am from north carolina outside charlotte. they know what it means to be patriotic. thank you very much. are you tired of robo calls winging your phone off the hook? we have good news for everyone. tracy carrasco is here with a new bill that could make some hangup for good. >> reporter: the most significant piece of legislation we have seen that would stop these annoying robo calls that bombard us every single day. the senate voted in favor of
legislation that would allow the government to find these scammers $10,000 for the annoying robo calls. it would give them that authority and make life a lot more difficult for these scammers and ensure that more of them face punishment. the bill has to go to the house before it is made official. heather: let's make it official quickly. amazon preparing wearable device that reads human emotions. >> reporter: amazon working on a voice activated wearable device that would recognize human emotion. you would wear it on your wrist and it would have a microphone attached to the device according to bloomberg that would be able to tell you if you are happy or sad or angry based on the tone of your voice and also help you interact with others. kind of an interesting device. i'm not sure where they were in the process. just in the beginning development phases.
amazon not commenting, saying they don't comment on rumors or speculation. in 2017 they did file a patent for this technology. we want to see if it comes to market. heather: or you could wear a mood ring. or just say i am happy. talk to each other. it is 6 minutes until the top of they are. a disgusting act of vandalism just days before memorial day. police investigating who could have done this to a memorial honoring vietnam vets. police come to cart him off, see how this ended. ♪ ♪ simply irresistible ♪ simply irresistible ♪ - in a crossfit gym, we're really engaged with
all-american concert series outside the fox news studios. if you're in new york city head on down and join us. fun time kicking off today. time for the good, the bad and the ugly. we begin with the good. this high school senior likely to remember her graduation rehearsal more than the real event. britney o'keefe reuniting with her brother, senior airman jefferson, first time in over a year, meeting her niece for the first time, jefferson was stationed in japan. outrage growing as a vietnam war memorial is vandalized days before memorial day, police fighting hate filled graffiti, ripped of america's flags and shrubs 20 the ground at the monument outside boston.
>> just a shame. i am just disgusted. heather: the same memorial was vandalized in october. hope the surveillance video can identify a suspect. a man determined to finish his drink without letting cops get in his way. surveillance footage showing them and taking a few more steps as offices confront him. not clear why he was wanted by police. enjoy your memorial day weekend whatever you are doing and remember our men and women who serve the country. "fox and friends first" continues right now. it is friday, may 24th, unraveling the russia probe. donald trump gives word to the classified documents related to spying on his campaign. rob: democrats say the president is engaged in the cover-up. who has a something to hide? live in washington. jillian: agents being overrun with no relief in